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Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

Questions about Illustrator, Adobe's vector digital file editing, creation application and tools. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Illustrator.

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How to make the holes transparent when copy an outlined text?

I am new to Illustrator. I am trying to reshape part of the Chinese character. When I outline the text and copy part of the character, the holes are always filled. The original text: copy and paste ...
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Illustrator: How to scale precisely to a specific (off-screen) reference point?

In Illustrator is there a way to precisely scale to a pivot point or "reference point" that is off the screen? I mean when you want to zoom in somewhere far away from where you set that point and then ...
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Exporting UX button designs [closed]

I've finished creating some button designs for a client, is there anything I need to be mindful of when exporting the final files? Such as; Scale Size File format Or could I just release an ...
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Adobe illustrator how to make crisp diagonal lines [duplicate]

I have made my image in illustrator. I created a document 300ppi and made my design. Al my shapes that have diagonal lines do not look crisp but rather jagged. I already checked if anti aliasing is on ...
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Change file name when printing to .pdf with script

Is it possible to change the pdf name when the file is being printed in Adobe PDF printer with a script? Printjoboptions gives options file and name, but with file I just get a corrupt file that has ...
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Type on a path starts typing upside down

I'm having trouble with the type on a path tool. As soon as I click on a path, it places the text upside down. It was working fine earlier today though. How do I restore the normal behaviour? What I'...
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How to increase or decrease a path and keep the value of the stroke

If I draw a path with a stroke (e.g. 3pt) and then want to scale it down to fit, the line value stays the same, how do I scale it up/down and have the stroke adjust automatically?
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Limit smart guides to current artboard

I work with artboards a lot, both in Photoshop and in Illustrator. I love them, particularly when creating multiple sizes of the same artwork. I also love smart guides. Unfortunately, they don't seem ...
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Restore Illustrator panel zoom level

No idea how I managed to do this, but the zoom level from my properties panel suddenly changed. Everything is now unusably tiny. How do I restore this?
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How do I change color but keep tint in illustrator?

I have an illustration made of several parts. All parts are the same spot color (some Pantone color) but they are different in tint. I know that I can select them all and go to Edit > Edit Colors > ...
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Bounding box and groups in Illustrator

In the past I have been able to group objects and use the bounding box to center my selections. I checked "hide bounding box" and it is not active. I've also checked "hide edges" I also can't rotate ...
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Object gets jagged lines after doing free transformation, How to make it smooth?

When I rotate the object, it is having jagged lines. It was smooth before but I am suddenly facing this problem. The first image is the original one, 2nd one after rotating a bit.
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Pathway>Crop on seamless pattern is cutting detail

Advice please :) I’m using illustrator cc. I’ve created a seamless pattern to make a swatch. I’ve clipping masked it. All perfect. All details preserved. But when I want to swatch it for pattern ...
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How to place one PSD artboard in Illustrator 2018 as linked?

I searched and googled but can't find anything on this. I want to place one artboard from a PSD into an Illustrator file. When I do, it shows all the artboards from the PSD file. I checked "import ...
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How to properly save file in Illustrator to later cut out the shape using laser?

Saving file in Illustrator using 'Export' and 'save as AutoCad file .dxf', doesn't finally give the right output in programms which use laser to cut the shape in e.g. steal. How to export it from ...
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How can i create following lighting effect in Adobe Illustrator? [closed]

How can i create similar lighting effect in Adobe Illustrator? Marked with black border. Another Example Here.
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Achieving a pressed-in effect (similar to 3D “Extrude and Bevel”)

I need to reproduce the footstep where it looks like this: Having created all the shapes, I'm currently stuck with the shadow: I'm not sure how do I create it in an effective, editable way. Here's ...
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Other angle while holding Shift + Drag in Adobe illustrator [duplicate]

Is it possible to change Angle of the move while holding shift and dragging? for example, I need 30° instead of 45°.
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In Illustrator is it possible to remove/hide the wireframe outlines but keep the body of a 3D extruded object?

For reference I've attached a screenshot of what I'm talking about. I've extruded this object and applied gradients to it, but now I want to remove the black lines that form the wireframe but keep the ...
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Illustrator: Uniting Multiple Adjacent, Non-Overlapping Objects

I have an SVG diagram depicting the Earths landmasses (like an atlas). Each country is a separate object, which worked fine for its initial purpose, where I set a 1pt stroke, so all the borders were ...
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Printing a poster from pdf results in wrong colors

I have A0 poster with 2 science images that were taken by a spacecraft. On top of it I have graphs and some text. When I print it as A4 pdf on my office small printer - the colors are fine. When I ...
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CMYK AI file convert to PDF color becomes dull

At Adobe Illustrator, when I convert my CMYK file to pdf, the color washed out/become dull.(As the attached image1) It is also the case when convert to JPG. There is no problem when converting to PNG. ...
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Making Rounded Ends on a Line Created with the Curvature Tool [duplicate]

I made a curved line using the Curvature Tool in Illustrator, and I am wondering how I can curve (round off) the ends of the line. Edit: I've attached an image of what I'm trying to achieve:
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Tips to lower Vector based PDF File Size

I have a 211mb Illustrator file that i'm trying to lower to below 200mb as my printers for some reason can't print the file if it's over 200mb (bizarre issue, but they're an affordable-quality print ...
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How to convert a black-on-white EPS to black-on-transparent in Illustrator

I have been supplied with a logo in .eps format, but it has a white background. I cannot get Illustrator to knock the background out and make the logo black on transparent. I've tried the magic wand ...
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Are these trim or bleed lines? And How can I add them to a design?

So basically, I've made a set of playing cards for a client and he said the printer wants to add 3mm bleed lines to the cards like .. However these don't look like bleed lines to me?(the pink line) ...
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Issue with strokes switching orientation in Illustrator CC

I designed a logo in Illustrator CC. Everything looks fine until I zoom out. When I reach 33.33% the areas with the fine strokes change orientation, they reverse (these were created from clipping ...
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Colour path segments from scanned illustration [closed]

I have scanned some drawings for a study project and need to colour the people, dog and other items. I have image traced but the grouping of paths is inconsistent and not all form complete editable ...
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Why are black lines faded in the output?

Here is the screenshot of my artboard in Illustrator: And here is its export: As you can see, the dash lines is faded even when I don't use gradient. Do you know why is that?
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Create new artboard in column

I have a minor issue with adding new artboards so that they line up in a column. In older versions of illustrator, as I recall, new artboards where added beneath the active one. Now they end up to ...
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Deleting Metadata from Illustrator file

I'm working with an Illustrator file that is very big. I've deleted all unused swatches, stray points, symbols and brushes possible but somehow the file seems to be pretty big still. This file has ...
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Striped gradient after saving vector in Adobe illustrator

After saving an .ai to .jpg I've got striped lines on gradient background. Anti aliases is enabled. How can I get smooth transition in this case?
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Why is the cursor locked as a pencil in Adobe Illustrator CC?

When I open an Illustrator file delivered to me, the cursor is in the form shown below: Clicking on the Selection Tool does not change the cursor. Why is this? I am on Windows 10, Illustrator CC ...
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Why Adobe illustrator expand appearances creates double path?

I need convert 3D rotate effect to shape in Ai. after effect, i try to convert it by Object > Expand appearances but final shape has double path! I just need one shape, How can i Achive it ?
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Complex Composition with Clipping mask

I want to achieve an effect, of a country map (Greece in black background) with thin parallel white lines running through the map (for visualization, you can think it will be similar to IBM Logo -but ...
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Illustrator — multiple overlapping lines for laser

My team designed a building in Archicad, then exported a view as a pdf and imported it into Illustrator to then laser it onto cardboard and build our model. We have run into the following problem: ...
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How to cut an image from text in Adobe Illustrator?

Learning to use Illustrator for the first time. I would like to cut out a the lightning bolt shape from the text behind it, leaving a transparent outline of the shape. I see many tips for cropping ...
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Svg file exported from illustrator rendered incorrectly on IE and Edge

The svg file code: <?xml version="1.0"?> <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="811.49" height="817.74" viewBox="0 0 811.49 817.74"> <path class="b" d="M692.4,290.2c5.4-4.2,6....
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low poly wireframe [duplicate]

I am trying to create this look on an image but not sure what program was used to create it. I have illustrator and photoshop but not sure if there is a filter I could purchase to help start the ...
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Illustrator exporting strange artifacts with Visio objects

I created a PDF file via Microsoft Visio (a scalable diagramming tool). Later on I decided to make some changes. Visio kinda' sucks, so I decided to swap over and modify it with Adobe Illustrator ...
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Adobe Illustrator 2019 stroke issue

Since updating to the 2019 version of Illustrator, I am having this issue with the stroke that crops up randomly for certain elements. On applying stroke, the stroke on the left doesn't show up on ...
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Text Doesn't Appear After Saving SVG

I'm very new to making SVG's in Adobe Illustrator. I just made one, saved it as an SVG, but when I tried to upload to Cricut Design Space the text didn't show up at all. It said it was supported for ...
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Placed Image in Illustrator is Blurry when exported as PDF [duplicate]

I am doing some work for a client designing stickers but their logo was originally created by someone else in Photoshop (I can't understand why a logo would ever be made in a raster format). So there ...
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Apply a feather to only one side of a path

I'm tyring to apply a feather to a path, but I only one it applied on one area of the path. I tried using the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the anchors I wanted it applied around, that didn't ...
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How to view a list of all effects/transforms/blends active on current Illustrator/Photoshop Selection

Is it possible to get comprehensive information about all a selected element in Photoshop & Illustrator? Is there some way to select an object and get a history of transforms/effects that have ...
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Barcode standards: is there a minimum size?

I'm coming to the end of a project with a client, we are just artworking and getting the standards correct. I have designed a label for a bottle, the label is fairly small, 150mm x 50mm so I have to ...
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Junior Designer - Struggling with iOS icon sizes

I have been assigned the task of exporting iOS icons for an app that my office is developing. I have never done this and I am struggling with the workflow and getting pixel perfect icons. I am ...
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How to print multiple artboards on one page each with individual trim marks in Illustrator?

I've tried putting everything in one large artboard and printing that large artboard, but it would not show the trim marks for the smaller artboards.
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How to scale shape without moving the connecting point

I want to resize the small petals shapes to fit into the bigger petals without moving the tip of the small petals.
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How to remove unwanted color in illustrator

I practice drawing and coloring in illustrator. I faced problem on color filling after I have used pen tool to trace image. The color filled on the area that I don't want (as the red circles shown in ...